Donald Trump’s likely EU ambassador Ted Malloch wants to tame the bloc ‘like he brought down Soviet Union’
Samuel Osborne, Independent (UK), Jan 30 2017
Donald Trump’s likely pick for ambassador to the European Union has suggested he wants to bring down the bloc. On BBC Two’s This Week, Ted Malloch was asked why he wanted to be US ambassador to the EU considering he is clearly not a fan of Brussels. Mr Malloch replied:
I had in a previous career a diplomatic post where I helped bring down the Soviet Union. So maybe there’s another union that needs a little taming.
The businessman and strident Brexiteer also referred to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker as a “very adequate mayor of some city in Luxembourg.” Mr Juncker was prime minister of Luxembourg between 1995 and 2013. The potential ambassador also said Mr Trump dislikes the idea of EU integration. He said:
He doesn’t like an organisation that is suprenational, that is unelected, where the bureaucrats run amok, and is not frankly a proper democracy.
On Wednesday, Mr Malloch said he believes the euro could soon collapse.